Bright Stanley – Kid Lit Blog Hop


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I know…NOT a Dinosaur book…what is this world coming to? LOL Dino loves pulling books out of his closet. Finding a book he hasn’t read in a while is like opening a present. 

Bright Stanley and his friends are exploring a mysterious cave. It’s such fun! But then they see lots of strange shadows… Oh no! It must be a cave monster.  Check out the other Stanley books here.

After we finished reading a few times, I had Dino draw me some pictures of what he read. First I drew Stanley, then Dino drew all his friends in the cave. He is now starting to draw size-appropriate pics, as well as, getting most of the shapes correct when he draws. He studies the pic then tries to draw it as he sees it. Sure his hand-eye coordination needs to improve, but he’s on the right track.


Then he asked me to draw the big shadow they thought was a monster. He draw more friends and the seahorses.


Finally, he drew all the fish and friends and made me right a quote from the one of the Veggie Tales movies. “God is Bigger than Everything.” He loves to say this when he or someone else gets scared. I LOVE my son. god is biggerpng

He is just so darn proud of his work and he should be.


19 responses to “Bright Stanley – Kid Lit Blog Hop

  1. Oh Emma also loves to draw and she too is starting to get things more in the shape and proportions they should be, too. And loved Dino saying about God!! He really is just too cute for words. Will have to look into this book, too, because I think my girls would enjoy. Thanks for sharing Karen 🙂

    • It was definitely a fun book and perfect for the summer. Isn’t it great to watch them develop each of their skills? It’s really amazing to watch.

  2. Awesome! What a great story and what great drawings!
    I love that you asked him to do drawings after reading the book. What a great and fun way to help with comprehension! I think I will steal that from you!

    Excellent Karen! Thanks for sharing.

  3. That is a great fish! I think you have a budding artist on your hands, Karen. And (gasp!) it’s not a dinosaur!

    • thanks babe…after seeing so many kids I work with hate reading and writing, I want to make sure Dino ALWAYS enjoys reading and learning.

    • thanks babe, it really is a great way to start working on reading comprehension. As a reading specialist I have to make sure my son is ready for school, LOL

  4. This looks like such an adorable book! I think it’s so great that your son draws what he reads. It’s one of the simplest and best book-themed activities out there!
    Thanks for sharing with the Kid Lit Blog Hop!

    • thanks babe, being a reading specialist I am want to make sure he gets exposed to comprehension strategies as soon as possible.

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  6. Actually, his fish is really good! You should see Dominic’s drawings in comparison. Let’s just say he is more of a math person! lol The book looks totally adorable and I love the quote he uses when he is frightened. It is very comforting. Thank you for linking into the Kid Lit Blog Hop. 🙂

    • that’s my fish, he just drew the small ones around it…If Dino drew THAT…I’d be amazed. Yes, I am so surprised he quotes that when he is scared, it;’s amazing what they learn and use.

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